TOF Admissions

The birds that arrive at our doors are found due to a variety of issues. Many of these are directly related to human activities. The two most common causes of distress we see are "Hit by Road Vehicle" and "Grounded Juvenile". The listing below is very basic and outlines the general issues owls and hawks find themselves in that lead to injury or dislocation from their family units.

Sometimes a bird can be in distress because of a number of these issues. Here we limit each individual to its most serious cause of distress (i.e. if a bird is a grounded juvenile and has collision injuries, the animal is listed under "Collision").


Several categories are fairly broad-based. For example: Human Interference ranges from trapping of an owl for relocation to the felling of nest trees. In this particular case, it is highly likely that the value for Human Interference is much lower than the actual number, as many people collect "orphaned" owls and hawks that do, in fact, have parents caring for them.

The "Infection" category is associated with bacterial and viral infectious diseases that are not a result of other causes of distress. This includes West Nile virus and bumblefoot problems.

The "Old Injury" category correlates to individuals that have survived an initial trauma or physical flaw, but have declined in health over an extended period of time as a result (e.g. eye trauma resulting in glaucoma or cataracts due to age causing emaciation or grounding).

2005-2007 CoD by Percentage
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Species Numbers Across a Three Year Period (2005-2007)

Causes of Distress Across a Three Year Period (2004-2007)

Species Admissions by Quarter 2007

Species Admissions by Quarter 2006

Species Admissions by Quarter 2005

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